Accession Number:

ADA126000

Title:

Formulation of a Prototype Coupled Atmospheric and Oceanic Boundary Layer Model.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

91.0

Abstract:

A prototype coupled Marine Atmospheric Boundary Layer MABL and Oceanic Boundary Layer OBL model, from physical models which have been separately formulated, is developed. The observational efforts will be directed toward coupling local point MABL and OBL features. Emphasis in the characterization of local features will be on the evolutions of the adjacent well-mixed layers. The approach will be to compare observed evolutions in the oceanic and atmospheric boundary layers with predictions from bulk models wherein the ocean influences the atmosphere through the surface temperature which, in turn, is influenced by atmospheric forcing. The atmospheric forcing parameters are the local surface turbulent fluxes and radiation. Surface turbulent fluxes are controlled by the surfacetemperature and atmospheric mixed layer parameters. Radiation is controlled by predicted cloud formation and dissipation.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE